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on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it
power to about 30,000 people. so they are not used to that weather. september, mid september, we're not really used to rain showers, whatever you want to call it. >> it's in the forecast. it's been misty and drizzly all day, too. here's our golden gate bridge shot, that sums is up best. windshield wipers. we're used to that for the morning commute. but noontime we usually clear. not so much at the coast. the farther inland, you will vmi proving conditions. but along the coastline, low clouds are in effect for today. 80s inland. areas of follow fog developing inland in the valleys. fog and drizzle at the bay, more fog and drizzle for the coastline with temperatures essentially in the 50s. we are watching beautiful satellite and radar here. the west coast. and it is showing the clouds coming in associated with the frontal system as it pushes closer to the bay area, we'll have more clouds developing, we are expecting a cloudy saturday, more clouds than today especially inland and in addition to that, eventually a chance of rainfall will be moving in with the system. the best chance
use. >> the impact we had is very similar to one of the programs we had, it is called the squires program where the students are going into san quentin and having conversations with inmates who are giving them the message of don't make the mistakes i have. >> updating the conditions now of the five students, the driver and the four passengers of the -- of the four passengers, one died. one was upgraded from very critical condition to serious condition. and the remaining two treated at a hospital and released. as for the driver, he is still in police custody at the hospital, suffering from mild to moderate injuries. allen? >> sharon chen in novato with the latest, thanks. >>> in a few hours, we will learn the exact location of pg&e's most dangerous natural gas pipelines in california. the state's public you tills commission asked the utility for that information following the explosion in san bruno. the section of pipe that blew up there is being examined now to try to determine exactly what caused the blast. the mercury news reports pg&e told san jose and millipitas city leaders t
that that man may be linked to several bodies found in the bay area. anne makovec in vallejo to show us what she's learned about the investigation. >> reporter: this has been very confusing. there are a lot of cases involved and several killings. but in the past 24 hours a lot of activity has focused on the house behind me in vallejo. this missing persons poster distributed by the woman's husband a few days ago, it's believed these two women in these photos could be the people into were found dead in this house here behind me, a house where a huge supply of bomb-making materials was found overnight, as well. the atf is here investigating. this accused killer efren valdemoro is now dead. he was killed by officers last night after a high-speed chase ended in the shopping center parking lot in richmond. his girlfriend was found dead in the car. valdemoro was already wanted in connection with the killing of an elderly man at this home in hercules. that man's son frederick sales has been missing since his father was found murdered and is feared to be a victim as well. valdemoro was a frequent guest a
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
those days off. anne makovec outside the courthouse in san francisco with the latest for us. anne. >> reporter: governor schwarzenegger versus state workers. this battle has been going on for two years and has big implications for state workers and the state budget. the california supreme court spent almost two hours listening to arguments this morning over whether or not governor schwarzenegger illegally furloughed more than 200,000 state workers. about 40 lawsuits have been filed on the issue and more than $1.2 million spent on state legal bills. the case will likely affect furlough lawsuits in lower courts around the state. the furloughed workers have lost nearly 50 workdays and close to a combined $3 billion in pay since february of 2009. if the union wins, those workers would get back pay with interest for hours they never worked. if governor schwarzenegger prevails, he may have cemented the power of the state's governor over organized labor for years to come. >> the governor's authority to furlough state authorities stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief exe
debate is scheduled for saturday in fresno. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate will debate each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican fiorina. the two will meet at a public radio station in pasadena, kpcc. the debate begins at 1:00 and will be streamed online, as well. the candidates held their first debate this month at st. mary's college in moraga. >>> teachers parents children demonstrate in the east bay to protest the cuts to child care programs because of the state budget stalemate. it began this morning in fremont ending up at the state building in oakland where anne makovec is, with what demonstrators are doing this noon hour. >> reporter: yeah, hundreds of demonstrators here behind me they are actually in front of the oakland city hall. they wanted to be in front of the state building but this is where their permit was for. hundreds of people chanting for child care programs whose bankroll from the state was temporarily cut off on july 1 because the budget wasn't and still isn't passed. >> no child care, no work! >> reporter: it's a r
, thanks for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. >>> today, crews are starting to haul away the charred debris left by the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. the goal is to clear all the wreckage so that rebuilding can begin. anne makovec is in san bruno, where the removal work is expected to take several weeks. anne. >> reporter: that's right. and it's going on here behind me. i'm standing on claremont the intersection of fairmont there behind me. you can see two excavators at work, one on one side of the road and the other on the other. they specifically close the properties they would be working on today to stay out of -- each crew could stay out of the other's way. >> this isn't just a demolition job. this is a removal of individual's homes and personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: clean-up at the site of san bruno explosion began today. the county has chosen three properties to start with, a separate crew for each, focused on what's been left behind. >> when we're going onto properties, the individuals have asked to us look for certain things and to be respectful
going around smelling the area but i was told by a spokesman saying they aren't making use of the dogs because of the smells at a landfill and the added danger to any dogs involved in the search. >> thank you, anne makovec. >>> also today we can tell you one of the key players in this whole saga is going to appear in court. charles rittenhouse lives at a home in vallejo where efren valdemoro occasionally stayed. police found the bodies two of women at that house on tuesday, one rittenhouse's wife. also at the home investigators found a bottle of depleted uranium. he will be arraigned on charges of possessing explosives. >>> this morning the coast guard rescued seven people who spent the night on a stranded boat in suisun bay. now, as chopper 5 approached that boat earlier today, you will see people were waving blankets, towels, life vests. shortly, the coast guard got there. three small children were on the boat. the boat ran out of gas last night north of concord. the coast guard tried to rescue them last night but it was too dangerous in the dark so the team had to wait until sunrise
that this money can be used for. >> reporter: but the board says when it comes to schools, there's a lot at stake. >> are we going to mix rival gangs and have people in the schools that may cause problems and then cause the culture to change and really create situations and scenarios that we don't want to see happen? >> reporter: even if the city council agrees to pay the $1.5 million to keep the schools open next year, that's all it's going to do. they are going to need to find other funding sources for the future and the school board and the city council are getting together to talk about potentially putting something on the ballot next november. >> we'll follow tonight's vote here on cbs 5. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> some papers have been found that say they are looking for the correct trash pile, frederick sales disappeared after his father was murdered. efren valdemoro is suspected of killing the elderly sales, along with his old girlfriend, as well as two vallejo women. police shot and killed valdemoro after a high-speed chase. today is the fifth straight day of searching that
. there is one report that says four. but the city is telling us the number is actually three. investigators say that some of the confusion is because physical evidence is so hard to find. at least 8 people remain hospitalized, one of those in critical condition. >>> people whose homes survived that blast have been allowed to go home. but for those whose homes were red-tagged, the closest they got was on a bus. police escorted them on a tour yesterday and they were not allowed to get off of that bus. all they could do was look through the windows at what's left. >> i saw the big crater. and then i saw our house and other people's houses. there are several houses that were fine, several that weren't. it's a mess. >> and today another group of those neighbors is taking that same bus tour. >>> pg&e says it's going to spend up to $100 million to help the victims of that blast. it's giving each household as much as $50,000. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> pg&e says the size
and teachers at merritt trace elementary school are trying to win money. matt bigler of kcbs radio shows us it's money the school could really use. >> reporter: merritt trace elementary school here in san jose, which was decimated by fire this summer, is involved in an email campaign from parents and teachers to get people to go on facebook and vote for the school in this kohl's department store prize campaign. kohl's is offering $500,000 to the top 20 schools each that get the most votes. so you have to go on facebook, log in, search for merritt trace elementary school, which is the official name of trace, and then you can vote up to five times. and then again if merritt trace ends up in the top 20 schools, they will receive $500,000. as of this morning, they were ranked at number 32. so there is a lot of ground to cover if they are going to win. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >>> people in one san francisco neighborhood sounding off about growing problems with a popular park. neighbors say that dolores park in the mission area gets too loud and crowded even during the week. they say
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